The gravitational pull of global rankings consumes university energy and attention. But there had to be a better way to measure their value.
There's a lot to learn from institutions created to provide space for the many excluded from elite schools, including Indigenous-focused institutions that have graduated community-engaged leaders.
Global university rankings are based on a snapshot of institutional performance. A gain by one institution is a loss by another.
What university rankings mean for students.
When it comes to choosing a university, a positive personal experience is much more influential for students than rankings or league tables.